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Rediscovered Books to Open Location in Caldwell


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Longtime Best of Boise-winning bookstore Rediscovered Books is about to get one location larger. On Aug. 2, it announced it would open a third location at Indian Creek in Caldwell in mid-November.

"It's Rediscovered Books lovingly built and designed for people living in the Caldwell community," said Rediscovered Books Co-owner Laura DeLaney.

DeLaney said the new location, which will be located at 802 Arthur St., will be in many ways similar to its downtown Boise store, with a substantial stock of children's and contemporary literature. At 3,000 square feet, the footprints of the downtown Boise and Caldwell locations will be nearly identical, and both will double as literary event spaces.

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There will be important differences between the locations, too, and the concept of the new bookstore has been tailored to the west end of the Treasure Valley, with bilingual staff members and a large selection of Spanish-language books.

"I think that part of having a conversation around books and having a place where you can create a connection—speaking the same language really helps," DeLaney said. "And there is a really significant Spanish-speaking population in Caldwell. That's what the world looks like there. We're not taking a cookie cutter and taking our store that's in downtown Boise and landing it in downtown Caldwell."

In the coming months, Rediscovered staff will meet with folks at the local YMCA, the College of Idaho and the public library to glean more details about how it can be a Caldwell-specific store, but a Canyon County location has been on the DeLaneys' radar for 3-1/2 years. During that time, a lot has changed for Boise bookstores. In 2018, Rediscovered bought Rainbow Books (now Once & Future Books) on State Street and launched its own publishing arm, and the longstanding Boise used bookstore Trip Taylor Bookseller closed its doors.

"It's always been that we wanted to go out there," DeLaney said. "We've seen that we've lost bookstores out there, but I don't think it's because people don't love reading."